I'm sure I've mentioned before that we are professional box readers. Well, never was that made clearer to me than on this day at CompUSA.
I was walking toward the front of the store when a customer stopped me. He was holding a floppy disk drive in his hands (look it up, kids). "Does this thing come with interchangable faceplates?" he asks me. "I have a black case. The picture is white. Does it have a black faceplate I can use?"
A fair question. The item was a generic CompUSA brand drive, and most of their units were plain white. But, as always, the only way I know how to answer the question is by looking at the box. I didn't have to look for long.
Right on the front, in big black letters across a yellow star, were the words "BLACK AND WHITE FACEPLATES INCLUDED." To top it off, an image of both colored faceplates was pictured right below the text.
I just pointed at the picture and handed the box back to him.
"Nah, I know that," the customer says. "But they're in the box, right?"
That's what "included" means, Sir.
Shopping Tip of the Day for 4/23/11: No, we cannot honor your expired coupon. The expiration dates are not "suggestions" to try to make you come back within a certain amount of time. They are deadlines. And if we make an exception for you, we have to make it for everyone. Most coupons last months; that's plenty of time for you to make use of it.